Julie's home, photo by Paul Hanaoka
When Julie googled "LA Salvage Yards" (a perfectly normal google-search) and found one nearby, she called us up to go check it out. It was THE most amazing place ever, I felt like I should tell Emily of Secrets of a Stylist about it because she usually frequents cool hidden furniture places.
It was in an old GM building in the Art Department for designing vehicles or advertisements (I think?)
If we were building or renovating a home I would definitely use it as a resource. Doors, furniture, paintings, wood planks, old fridges, lamp covers, they had everything! It was basically a big old loft building, like a huge, more authentic and original Habitat for Humanity ReStore. But not like it at all.
We spent about an hour there and I could have stayed longer. I didn't walk away with anything (except some taco's from across the street) but Julie found some old pulleys that she will find an awesome use for in her home.
Some stuff we saw:
Spotlights, fans, lanterns, doors.
Paintings, antlers, a huge mallett (?), a bar table, lamps, ignore the creepy carnival clown.
The owner said that it's almost at the point where things aren't being dropped off anymore (it's all going to Habitat for Humanity ReStore) so go visit while it's still full of original stuff!
5811 South Broadway
LA, CA 90003
You can see lots more pictures at the website found here: http://losangelessalvage.blogspot.com/